Oxfam GB Country Director Burundi Jobs in Kenya

Oxfam GB Country Director Burundi Jobs in Kenya

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives.

When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


Oxfam has been working in Burundi since the 1990s. Our work was initially focused on humanitarian interventions, but it has progressively shifted towards reconstruction and development.

We work with partners and other key stakeholders on the following areas:

  • Sustainable Livelihoods – Sustainable Food

    Oxfam strives to boost agricultural production to reduce food insecurity by promoting the development of value chains and the improvement of agricultural techniques particularly among women and young people.

    We focus on women’s rights across all areas of production to empower them through transformational leadership so they can have access to land and have a voice in the implementation of rural and agricultural development policies.

  • Disaster and Risk Reduction

    We focus on prevention of and preparation for natural and human-made disasters, strengthening the capacities and the preparedness of existing public platforms and civil society’s organisations.

  • The right to be heard

    We strive to promote social cohesion and peaceful co-existence, strengthening citizen’s critical awareness towards human rights, peace, social justice and public accountability.

    We enable citizens to understand their rights and responsibilities as well as increasing their participation in public and civic life.

    Basic Essential Services

    We work with rural communities to improve access to drinking water and sanitation systems.

    Peace and Security

    We focus on linking humanitarian actions and development through EFVLS (Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods), with a strong focus on protection.

    The Role

    The Country Director provides strategic leadership and management of this large and high profile program, including all development and humanitarian programming to maximise our influence and


    The position is accountable to the Oxfam Regional Director for Horn, Eastern and Central Africa (HECA) for the delivery, effective management (which includes budgets and planning), monitoring and evaluation, and learning from the program.

    The person

  • We are looking for a dynamic, charismatic and credible leader with significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of high quality programs, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations. (Go to the website for a full description of the person specifications)

    Our offer
  • At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome.
  • If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.
  • Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 40-hour work week.

    How to Apply
  • If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please apply by 10th March, 2019.
  • Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.
  • Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct.
  • We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
  • Note: All offers of will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
  • Only shortlisted candidates can apply.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam GB Country Director Burundi Jobs in Kenya
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